Senator Ted Cruz has been fairly consistent with his belief that the privacy of American citizens is too important to toss away, even for the sake of national security. While many in Washington DC believe we would only be concerned about our privacy if we have something to hide, people like Cruz realize our right to privacy goes well beyond hiding our crimes.
Privacy allows us to operate in our lives without fear of what happens with our personal data. That’s the real key to the argument against anti-piracy fearmongers. We may all want to be kept safer from threats, but many of us are concerned that even the U.S. government could use this data against us if allowed to move forward unchecked.
Here’s the quote from Cruz:
“We need to protect the privacy rights of all Americans, and that means stopping the federal government from spying on the cellphones and emails of law-abiding citizens.”
Well said, sir.